Beyond the Final Score
From the vast farmlands of Nebraska to the halls of Congress to the Green Zone in Iraq, Tom Osborne has become a legend by serving those around him and by always putting his God first. Perhaps no college football program...
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From the vast farmlands of Nebraska to the halls of Congress to the Green Zone in Iraq, Tom Osborne has become a legend by serving those around him and by always putting his God first. Perhaps no college football program in history has seen as much success as Osborne's did under his watch (255 wins in 25 seasons). But there is much more to Tom Osborne. Beyond the Final Score chronicles his years as a congressman, educator, family man, mentor, and now athletic director. It reveals the character, values, and faith that have grounded him throughout his incredible journey. Like a good memoir, Beyond the Final Score goes right to the heart of a true American legend. It takes the reader on a walk trough surprising moments (such as the day he began training Iraqi women on how to change their nation), profound insights (there is more prayer in Washington than one might think), and many less-than-serious moments (such as the day he thought he was going to teach his wife how to fish). A rare book in which an American legend brings wisdom, sensibility, dignity, and spirituality to culture, worldview, politics, leadership, and what really matters in everyday life.
Blending stories of the author's stint as head coach of the Cornhuskers with a strong coaching philosophy and view of life firmly rooted in Christian principles, Faith in the Game explores the reasons for the Cornhuskers' amazing achievements as a team - and the faith in God that has been the source of Osborne's strength. In over thirty-seven years of coaching one of the nation's leading college football teams, Osborne has learned much about motivating a team to win - both on and off the field. In his new book, he applies these invaluable lessons and values to life.ýBoth a memoir and a moti